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News stories from the past 60 days.

HHS Announces the Official Opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center
Oct 30, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the opening of a center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the healthcare and public health sector. The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center will work in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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IHS and HHS Launch a Health Information Technology Modernization Research Project
Oct 24, 2018 - Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) on a new project designed to help IHS streamline its health IT infrastructure, applications, and capabilities. This Health Information Technology Modernization Research Project was launched through a collaboration between the IHS Office of Information Technology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
Source: Indian Health Service Blog
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2019 Eligible Hospital eCQM Flows are Available Now
Sep 25, 2018 - Discusses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) 2019 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible hospitals, which have been published to the eCQI Resource Center. This includes a guide to help users understand the flows.
Source: eCQI Resource Center
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A Conversation with Danielle Culberson
Sep 18, 2018 - Radio interview with Danielle Culberson, a Health Information Technology Specialist with the Michigan Public Health Institute. Discussion includes electronic health records, meaningful use and promoting interoperability, and the technology implementation gap between urban and rural health systems, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Last Updated: 10/31/2018